It seems like we’ve only just unpacked the last moving box and now we’re already planning to do it all over again (In case you missed it we’re buying a new apartment)! But before we actually move again it’s about time that we shared the rest of our current city centre apartment with you!
You’ve already had the tour of our kitchen, office/guest bedroom and our bedroom so all that’s left is our left to share of our apartment is the hallway and living room tour.
If I’m honest not that much has changed since we shared the tour of our empty apartment just after moving in.
Yes, we have furniture but you can hardly call it a finished room – there’s not even a single picture on the wall (don’t judge too harshly, we have only just moved to a new country)!
It definitely feels great to have unpacked and be box free but we obviously need more furniture to be able to hide all of our clutter. Overall it feels like we’ve just plonked everything we already owned in it and have pretty much left it – which is exactly what we’ve done!
One thing we have added is the new shelving in the corner of the room behind the door.
Both our living room and dining room in our previous house had built in storage (we built the shelves in the dining room alcove and had cupboards and shelves in the living room alcoves, too) so we really couldn’t go without adding at least some additional storage.
Luckily a quick trip to Ikea (where else do you go if you need affordable furniture fast) and an hour or so of cursing while trying to assemble the shelves on my own meant that we could unpack more boxes. It may not be the most exciting solution ever but it’ll do for now.
We’d never planned on staying in this apartment for long which made it tough to decide on what to do about furniture. We didn’t want to be spending money on things that may not fit in our new home which has now turned out to be a good decision as we found our new home to buy much quicker than expected.
As you can see we have a stack of art in the corner (including a few fun new pieces) ready to hang but there really doesn’t seem much point now that we’ll only be here for a couple more months.
One of the things we really like about the apartment are the large double doors that separate both the kitchen and the hallway from the living room. They definitely make the apartment seem more open plan whilst still allowing us to separate the spaces.
Our hallway is just as unfinished as the living room, although we have at least some hung art in here.
It’s a super generous size (possibly a bit of a waste in a 2-bedroom apartment) but we tend to leave the doors to the living room wide open which tends to make the hallway feel part of the living space.
So, that concludes the living room tour and also the tour of the whole apartment. It seems weird that we’ve only just moved in here and are already planning on packing up and moving again. We always knew it would be a temporary home but even we’d not thought we’d only be here for a couple of months!
It’s been great living directly in the city centre and it’s been a perfect base to start exploring Berlin and getting to know the city. Now though we’re looking ahead to our amazing new apartment and can’t wait to move in (which should be around the middle of March).
What are you looking forward to this year? Do you have an exciting move ahead or are you planning and big projects? What’s the favourite thing about your home?
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